Umair trying to steer the world to his dystopia is an interesting angle. Rumor has it that he is getting a reasonable Medium paycheck--and he is appealing to those who enjoy a dystopia, especially one with modern headlines. That's my hypothesis on Umair: it's his living!
It has been interesting watching American politics from the sidelines. There have been all sorts of forces thwarting Mr. Trump from not be able to run the USA like his private companies. American democracy is quite alive from what I can see, but Umair can't say that.
Whether you agree 100% with the TDG is irrelevant. I need to find doers. They are not on Medium. I think you would agree that I've probably spent too much time here.